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ad hoc
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Oh, actually, taken out of the context (as I have done), that quote actually tells the truth. I wonder if that's what he meant?
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The Purple Cow
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Reed, are those "all the freshness of Ireland - bottled" ads on your Onion link genuine? or are they part of the joke?

If they are real, they are absolutely the worst TV adverts ever, particularly the one at the end.

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Wyatt, I'm often told that both Dem candidates have pretty thorough policies set out on their websites, but the media ignores that preferring to concentrate on personalities, tactics and soundbites. However I can't confirm that as I too blinded by Obama's charisma and what he represents to want to delve too deeply into policy.
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Likely because their policies are almost identical and are very unoriginal. A lot of small stuff - for the most part good and worthy policies which have been advocated for various groups for quite some time, but without much in the way of a theme unifying them.

In terms of promoting economic growth, both candidates positions boil down to "we need more training", plus some worrying language on trade. Neither of them (or McCain for that matter) strike me as having any kind of grasp on economics: all they have is a sense of what kinds of tinkering around the margins will please their base.

I would love to see all three of them answer the question "how is a job created"? I think the answers would be very instructive.

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So Obama might turn out to be, as it were, a good king but a mediocre Prime Minister?
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Here's his todo-list for the economy.

As said above, what's actually there is fair enough. But it's not much is it? For a campaign based around change and renewal.

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His stuff on labour rights puts him considerably to the left of half the British Cabinet.
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Krauthammer foams at the mouth (again).
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Despite Obama's worrying pro-Israel statements, there's concern he's not pro-Israel enough to sway thoses votes. See here.
http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=a842e31f-aa7b-44c9-8e0a-13c108c405c6

Krauthammer is a tumbling, tumbling dickweed.

Interestingly, Mike Huckabee had a rather reasonable and fair response to the whole Jerimiah Wright thing.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/3/19/72716/0494/229/479797

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Oh and yes, those Irish Spring ads are real, TPC.
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Krauthammer;

quote:
"Why not join another church?"

But that is not the question. The question is why didn't he leave that church?

Uh, that's kind of implied, isn't it Chuck?

That's actually about the least mad thing in that article.

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Has he ever been critical of Germany? Because that would be funny. Puerile, to be sure, but also funny.
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He hated Schroeder for being "anti-American".
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Here's Wright's "chickens" speech.

You know, I actually think I agree with nearly every word in there.

Worth saying that it's apt Good Friday viewing, too...

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